While working on my Week in the Life album, one thing that I set out to do intentionally was to endeavour to capture the essence of each of us - the way I see each of us. When I started to think about photos I've been taking otherwise, I know that I'm guilty of taking photos I think look lovely sometimes and I miss the ones that are more meaningful. Maybe because they don't always look so good, or I'm just not intentionally looking for them. It got me thinking about how I capture my everyday.
umbrella self-portrait a few months ago during Day in the Life, so I decided - new umbrella - new photo op!
I also thought, it's raining. This is real life. How do I capture this for the album? I don't particularly like rain, but I have to confess I'm fascinated with taking photos after the rain. That's where the real magic lies. So now with more intention, I took a few more photos, which for me, really capture the essence of a rainy day walk and these will be used in my Project Life spread. Because real life around here includes rain... and lots of it! And I have to admit, it's actually fun taking photos on a rainy day. You just have to be a bit more careful with the equipment or wait for it to ease off a bit, as it was this day.
Here's how I'm using the umbrella photo. I decided to crop and make it 9x12 and chose an appropriate quote I love to add. If I'm using pockets, I always drag my 9x12 onto 6x4 templates and have printed out at that size to reduce costs.
I will share the finished pages soon.
All photos taken with the camera I had on hand... my iPhone 5s.